Community to discuss plan on Anchorage homelessness

Community to discuss plan on Anchorage homelessness

Leaders with the Municipality of Anchorage are enlisting the aid of local business, faith and health leaders on a new council intended to address homelessness in Anchorage on Tuesday night.

Cassie Schirm
Man tied to Kotzebue girl's disappearance quiet in first court appearance

Man tied to Kotzebue girl's disappearance quiet in first court appearance

The man accused of lying to federal agents surrounding the disappearance and death of a 10-year-old Kotzebue girl appeared in federal court on Tuesday. 

Mary Simton
BP outlines economic impact to Alaska

BP outlines economic impact to Alaska

BP released its sixth annual US economic impact report, which included numbers for Alaska's operations and hopes for shipping North Slope natural gas down an 800-mile gas line for overseas shipping.

Joe Vigil
Police catch domestic violence suspect; search for another

Police catch domestic violence suspect; search for another

One wanted domestic violence suspect caught while police search for another.

Joe Vigil
Fire report details 2017 fatalities, injuries across Alaska

Fire report details 2017 fatalities, injuries across Alaska

As fire deaths are on the rise in Alaska, so are the efforts to prevent them, according to a report released by the Division of Fire and Life Safety.

Dave Goldman
Salmon initiative brings out foes, friends

Salmon initiative brings out foes, friends

Supporters and opponents of the Ballot Measure 1 initiative widely disagree on what this measure means for resource development.

Steve Quinn
Mustang Hockey Association embezzler gets 14 months

Mustang Hockey Association embezzler gets 14 months

A federal fraud case against a woman who embezzled a six-figure sum from an Anchorage youth hockey group ended quietly in a local courtroom Tuesday.

Chris Klint
9-year-old Alaskan challenges others to help Florence victims

9-year-old Alaskan challenges others to help Florence victims

Christopher says he wants to donate his clothes plus food and water to hurricane victims who weren’t as fortunate as his family.

Angela Krenzien
Providence earns 'gold standard' for nursing excellence

Providence earns 'gold standard' for nursing excellence

Providence Alaska Medical Center now has something you'll only find at 8 percent of hospitals in the country -- Magnet status.

Shannon Ballard
Turnagain apartment visitors bring bear spray to gun fight

Turnagain apartment visitors bring bear spray to gun fight

Anchorage police arrested a man in Turnagain early Tuesday, after a dispute that filled a apartment building with bear spray and ended in gunfire.

Chris Klint
New partnership will use Zumba as child therapy tool

New partnership will use Zumba as child therapy tool

Zumba Alaska is partnering with local nonprofit, AK Child and Family, to launch a program that integrates Zumba into a family therapy setting. 

Angela Krenzien
ASD rolls out final open house on school start times

ASD rolls out final open house on school start times

Anchorage School District to host final scheduled open house to inform people on the recommended potential changes for school start times.

Scott Gross
Hispanohablantes celebrate Welcoming Week in Anchorage

Hispanohablantes celebrate Welcoming Week in Anchorage

As part of Welcoming Week in Anchorage, a group of local professionals will host a panel Tuesday to talk about life as a Spanish speaker in Alaska.

Liz Raines
China strikes back with tariffs on $60 billion of US goods

China strikes back with tariffs on $60 billion of US goods

China has fired back at the United States after President Donald Trump ramped up the trade war with his biggest wave of tariffs yet.

CNN News
Red Cross sends more Alaskans to help with Florence recovery

Red Cross sends more Alaskans to help with Florence recovery

The American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by former Hurricane Florence as the threat from the devastating storm continues.

Cassie Schirm
Panhandling ill-advised, illegal and deadly

Panhandling ill-advised, illegal and deadly

Anchorage police say panhandling is illegal and a problem they can't easily track. 

Lauren Maxwell
Alaska Guard helicopters head east for Florence relief

Alaska Guard helicopters head east for Florence relief

Two Alaska Army National Guard rescue helicopters and their crews left Anchorage Monday, joining the expanding relief effort in North and South Carolina for former Hurricane Florence.

Chris Klint
Counselors available for after Alaska student's death

Counselors available for after Alaska student's death

Counselors were available Monday at a school attended by a 10-year-old girl whose body was found more than a week after she went missing in a remote Inupiat town on Alaska's northwestern coast. 

Associated Press
Gloves come off in Young, Galvin's 'nasty' debate

Gloves come off in Young, Galvin's 'nasty' debate

Congressional candidates discuss trade tariffs and budget during a candidate forum.

Joe Vigil
Donations pour in for Kotzebue family

Donations pour in for Kotzebue family

Three women in Anchorage are collecting donations to send to Kotzebue to help with 10- year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr's family.

Heather Hintze
2 Kenai-area campgrounds closed for tree removal

2 Kenai-area campgrounds closed for tree removal

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge says it's closing a couple of its campgrounds so that crews can safely cut down dead spruce trees.

Mary Simton
Feds: Kotzebue girl’s death 'appears to be a homicide'

Feds: Kotzebue girl’s death 'appears to be a homicide'

Kotzebue's 41-year-old Peter Wilson has been charged with making false statements to a federal agent.

Chris Klint
Alaska airports get $71M for updates

Alaska airports get $71M for updates

The FAA is granting 6 airports around Alaska $71.6 million for infrastructure improvements. 

Angela Krenzien
Deal reduces salmon harvests for US, Canada

Deal reduces salmon harvests for US, Canada

In a new agreement under the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the US and Canada agree to harvest less salmon over the next ten years.

Angela Krenzien
Seismic activity increases at volcano in Aleutian Islands

Seismic activity increases at volcano in Aleutian Islands

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is keeping watch on a remote volcano that's showing signs of erupting in the Aleutian Islands. 

Associated Press
Murkowski, Sullivan want more on Kavanaugh allegations

Murkowski, Sullivan want more on Kavanaugh allegations

Both Alaska senators say at the very least the Senate Judiciary Committee should get more information on the allegations.

CBS News
Emergency Alert System test postponed

Emergency Alert System test postponed

FEMA is postponing its nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts until Oct. 3.

Angela Krenzien
Suspect in Anchorage teen’s murder arrested in Israel

Suspect in Anchorage teen’s murder arrested in Israel

Haitim Taha, 21, was taken into custody Sunday by Israeli police after the 2017 Anchorage death of Leroy Lawrence.

Chris Klint
Van fatally strikes man in DeBarr Road traffic

Van fatally strikes man in DeBarr Road traffic

DeBarr Road’s eastbound lanes were blocked for hours Saturday evening after a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision, according to Anchorage police.

Chris Klint
Charges: Man killed Palmer roommate during drunken gunplay

Charges: Man killed Palmer roommate during drunken gunplay

The man who killed his roommate in Palmer early Saturday told police he had been drinking and hadn’t checked the chamber of the handgun he fired at her, according to charging documents in the case.

Chris Klint
Pirate Pub Crawl shivers Anchorage’s timbers

Pirate Pub Crawl shivers Anchorage’s timbers

Anchorage scallywags were showing off their pirate swag during Saturday night’s annual Pirate Pub Crawl.

Chris Klint
Woman dead, man missing after boat sinks near Bethel

Woman dead, man missing after boat sinks near Bethel

A Bethel woman’s body was recovered Wednesday after a boating accident on the Kuskokwim River, Alaska State Troopers said, as a search for a second occupant continues.

Chris Klint
Pilot killed in crash near Denali 'grew up flying'

Pilot killed in crash near Denali 'grew up flying'

Craig Layson and four Polish passengers died in an Aug. 4 crash on Thunder Mountain near Denali.

Dave Leval
‘Everyone was praying:’ Vigil remembers Ashley Johnson-Barr

‘Everyone was praying:’ Vigil remembers Ashley Johnson-Barr

People gathered in Chugiak sang songs and tried to hold back tears, as they mourned the 10-year-old Kotzebue girl found dead Friday.

Chris Klint
Suicide comes Out of the Darkness at Anchorage walk

Suicide comes Out of the Darkness at Anchorage walk

At Anchorage's latest Out of the Darkness Walk, people gathered beforehand to remember those who took their own lives, and help those considering suicide as a solution to their problems.

Dave Leval
Troopers: Missing Kotzebue girl, 10, found dead

Troopers: Missing Kotzebue girl, 10, found dead

Alaska State Troopers say 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr, who was last seen last Thursday in Kotzebue has been found dead. Peter Wilson, 41, has been arrested in connection with her disappearance.

Mary Simton
¡Hola Anchorage! Visiting bookstore offers glimpse of Mexico

¡Hola Anchorage! Visiting bookstore offers glimpse of Mexico

Readers rejoice – a traveling Spanish-language bookstore is visiting Anchorage for the rest of the year, offering thousands of volumes as well as a meeting place.

KTVA Web Staff
Feds: Repeat Anchorage robber left his license number

Feds: Repeat Anchorage robber left his license number

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after two robberies at the same Anchorage credit union branch this year – in a crime federal agents said was easily linked to him.

Chris Klint
Jeep goes through GameStop storefront

Jeep goes through GameStop storefront

A sport-utility vehicle rammed through a small East Anchorage video-game store Friday night, nearly hitting several customers.

KTVA Web Staff
NOAA needs your help counting belugas

NOAA needs your help counting belugas

Believe it or not, the Cook Inlet beluga whale is an endangered species in Alaska. NOAA is asking for your help to count the beluga population.

John Thompson
Man charged with murder in Palmer woman’s shooting

Man charged with murder in Palmer woman’s shooting

A Palmer man faces murder charges in what was initially reported as the accidental shooting of a woman living with him early Saturday.

Chris Klint
Alaskan artist turns her talents to fish

Alaskan artist turns her talents to fish

A long time Alaskan artist is heading in a new direction. Romney Dodd opened her new business, Romney Designs Studio on G street this summer and it is quickly filling with colorful fish. 

Lauren Maxwell
Missing toddler found in Fairbanks-area

Missing toddler found in Fairbanks-area

Fort Wainwright Military Police say 3-year-old Orin Adams has been found.

Jeff Bridges
State employee criticized over Facebook post

State employee criticized over Facebook post

Your social media profile may not be all that personal. A post made by a state employee is raising some questions.

Joe Vigil
Sullivan re-affirms support for Kavanaugh

Sullivan re-affirms support for Kavanaugh

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says he's taken AFN concerns Judge Brett Kavanaugh and remains satisfied of his support for the Supreme Court nominee.

Steve Quinn
Homer woman adds voice to conversation during Suicide Prevention Week

Homer woman adds voice to conversation during Suicide Prevention Week

Every year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Shannon Ballard
Insurance covers ASD's $12,000 consultant crisis fee

Insurance covers ASD's $12,000 consultant crisis fee

The $12,000 crisis communications contract between the Anchorage School District and a Seattle consulting firm will be covered by insurance policy.

Steve Quinn
Troopers investigate possible criminal activity in Kotzebue girl's disappearance

Troopers investigate possible criminal activity in Kotzebue girl's disappearance

As the search for a missing Kotzebue girl continues, troopers are now expanding the investigation and looking to see if possible criminal activity may be involved in her disappearance.

Heather Hintze
API CEO, others resign following release of negative report

API CEO, others resign following release of negative report

The top executive of the only State-run mental health hospital in Alaska resigned Friday, along with two other high ranking health officials.  

Daniella Rivera
4 rescued after plane crashes near Soldotna

4 rescued after plane crashes near Soldotna

Alaska State Troopers say four elderly people are alive and well after their plane crashed near Soldotna on Thursday afternoon.

Mary Simton
Take a 'Walk out of the Darkness' for suicide awareness

Take a 'Walk out of the Darkness' for suicide awareness

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is bringing light to the darkness of suicide with its annual Out of the Darkness Community walk

Mary Simton
‘Eyes Closed’ highlights Anchorage’s diverse backgrounds

‘Eyes Closed’ highlights Anchorage’s diverse backgrounds

A new project unveiled by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday celebrates Anchorage’s diversity. 

KTVA Web Staff
Alaska leads the nation in breastfeeding

Alaska leads the nation in breastfeeding

The CDC's 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card shows more than 93 percent of babies born in Alaska have been breastfed at one point; that's 10 points higher than the national average.

Heather Hintze
APD: 'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought in January homicide

APD: 'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought in January homicide

Anchorage police are looking for Linda Richards, 49, who they're saying is a suspect in a January homicide investigation.

Mary Simton
Get out and go hike to Mt. Magnificent

Get out and go hike to Mt. Magnificent

This week's "Get Out" I  joined three Eagle River moms as they hiked up the Mile Hi trail going towards Mt. Magnificent while their kids were at school.

Cassie Schirm
Pilot's 'first-night flight' ends in crash near Willow

Pilot's 'first-night flight' ends in crash near Willow

A pilot on her "first-night training flight" and her flight instructor were injured in a plane crash near Willow last week, according to a preliminary report from the NTSB. 

Mary Simton
Middle School staff, parents upset with proposed school start times

Middle School staff, parents upset with proposed school start times

"It'll take money right out of my pocket." Middle School families are not too happy with the district's recommended school start time model.

Scott Gross
Teacher contract negotiations heading to mediation

Teacher contract negotiations heading to mediation

The Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Education Association met at South High School on Thursday night for another round of negotiations. The four-hour long get together ended with both sides agreeing to go to mediation. 

Scott Gross
Anchorage Youth Court recruiting middle, high schoolers

Anchorage Youth Court recruiting middle, high schoolers

Anchorage Youth Court is looking to recruit students in middle and high school to experience what it's like to be apart of the justice system.

Mary Simton
Alaskans help those in the path of Hurricane Florence

Alaskans help those in the path of Hurricane Florence

Alaska Air National Guard and American Red Cross are among those on hand to help victims recover from the storm.

Dave Leval
Alaska history comes full circle for a family from California

Alaska history comes full circle for a family from California

A family's connection with Russian Jack becomes clearer.

Dave Goldman
Two Alaska Native groups say no on Kavanaugh

Two Alaska Native groups say no on Kavanaugh

Two high-profile Alaska Native organizations have come out against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Steve Quinn
Klaameyer hoping for progress on Anchorage teacher contracts

Klaameyer hoping for progress on Anchorage teacher contracts

Anchorage Education Association President Tom Klaameyer says contract negotiations are still "dragging on," but adds he's hopeful progress can be made when negotiations resume on Thursday.

KTVA Web Staff
Congress funding bill to help Alaska's military, energy needs

Congress funding bill to help Alaska's military, energy needs

US Sen. Murkowski highlights ways Congressional funding bill could affect Alaska, focusing on service members and energy policy.

Jeff Bridges
Government, State issue joint apology to Alaska Natives over migratory birds

Government, State issue joint apology to Alaska Natives over migratory birds

U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game apologized to Alaska Natives for enforcing regulations that kept them from hunting migratory birds.

Lauren Maxwell
Port of Alaska hit with $500,000 steel tariffs

Port of Alaska hit with $500,000 steel tariffs

Port of Alaska in Anchorage hit with steel tariffs and port leaders update the conditions of the port.

Joe Vigil
State seeks feedback on emergency alert system

State seeks feedback on emergency alert system

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wants Alaskans to take an online survey about the effectiveness of an upcoming test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert system.

Angela Krenzien
Gas agreement, but what about the pipeline project?

Gas agreement, but what about the pipeline project?

A former federal coordinator for Alaska gas line projects shares his thoughts on the future of Alaska's oil and gas.

Liz Raines
2 arrested after 1 strikes officer, house in stolen vehicle

2 arrested after 1 strikes officer, house in stolen vehicle

Two Anchorage men were arrested after one of them struck an officer with a stolen vehicle and then proceeded to slam into a house Wednesday night, authorities say. 

Mary Simton
McKinley Capital founder, Pebble opponent Gillam dead at 72

McKinley Capital founder, Pebble opponent Gillam dead at 72

Anchorage businessman Robert Gillam, well known for his opposition to Pebble Mine, died Wednesday night following complications related to a stroke, according to Anchorage Daily News.  

KTVA Web Staff
APD: Holiday Gas Station manager strangled over Pop-Tarts

APD: Holiday Gas Station manager strangled over Pop-Tarts

Anchorage police say a gas station manager is recovering from injuries to his neck after a customer strangled him over a Pop-Tart.

Mary Simton
Triple murder suspect's bail reduced by $550K

Triple murder suspect's bail reduced by $550K

A man accused of killing three men within five minutes in September of 2017 received a reduction in bail Thursday, after the Alaska Court of Appeals ordered an Anchorage Superior Court judge to reconsider his latest bail order.  

Daniella Rivera
Tips on preparing for a natural disaster

Tips on preparing for a natural disaster

Alaskans are urged to make preparations for a natural disaster before one strikes

Angela Krenzien
Fire strikes Wasilla family twice in same location

Fire strikes Wasilla family twice in same location

A Wasilla family has suffered their second house fire in the same location, 14 years apart. The son who woke them up is being hailed as a hero.

Lauren Maxwell
US F-22 fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

US F-22 fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

Two NORAD F-22 "Raptor" fighter jets positively identified and intercepted two Russian bombers west of mainland Alaska Tuesday night.

CNN News
Facility highlights late officer's commitment to preparedness

Facility highlights late officer's commitment to preparedness

Training center honors late APD officer Ted Smith who died in a 2013 plane crash.

Dave Goldman
Report: API 'presents an unsafe work environment'

Report: API 'presents an unsafe work environment'

Employees at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) do not have safe working conditions, according to the findings of an independent investigation the state released on Tuesday.  

Daniella Rivera
ASD accepting input on proposed school start times

ASD accepting input on proposed school start times

ASD looks at changing its current school start times after a decision by the Anchorage School Board.

Manny Creech
Kotzebue search for missing girl expands to coastline

Kotzebue search for missing girl expands to coastline

Two more FBI agents arrived in Kotzebue to help in the search for missing 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr, who went missing September 6.

Heather Hintze
Suspect tells friend fatal shooting an accident

Suspect tells friend fatal shooting an accident

An Anchorage man arrested Tuesday in connection with a fatal Mountain View shooting told a friend his gun accidentally discharged while cleaning it, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Mary Simton
APD turns over Dimond High abuse case to OSPA

APD turns over Dimond High abuse case to OSPA

APD concludes the investigation of allegations involving the Dimond High.

Mary Simton
Glenn expansion among projects at Mat-Su Transportation Fair

Glenn expansion among projects at Mat-Su Transportation Fair

Happening Thursday: The Mat-Su Transportation Fair will highlight work happening on many major projects in the Valley, including the Glenn Highway expansion through Palmer.

Heather Hintze
Division of Elections ok's ballots for November vote

Division of Elections ok's ballots for November vote

The Division of Elections has certified the ballots for November's General Election to be printed.

Angela Krenzien
#HarvestingAK eat local food challenge

#HarvestingAK eat local food challenge

Several KTVA employees are eating only Alaska-grown food for the month of September and blogging about the experience.

Jennifer Summers
Merrill Field gets new director

Merrill Field gets new director

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced Tuesday that Donald “Ralph” Gibbs will be the new director of the Municipality of Anchorage’s Merrill Field. 

Angela Krenzien
Breakfast honors Alaska Special Olympics leaders

Breakfast honors Alaska Special Olympics leaders

Special Olympics honored its Alaska supporters Wednesday at the second annual Breakfast with Champions.

Manny Creech
Suspect vehicle found in Black Angus Inn shooting

Suspect vehicle found in Black Angus Inn shooting

APD has found a suspect vehicle in Monday afternoon's shooting outside Black Angus Inn.

Mary Simton
Alaska whalers guaranteed harvest 'in perpetuity'

Alaska whalers guaranteed harvest 'in perpetuity'

The International Whaling Commission approved a measure which would allow Alaska whalers to automatically receive new whaling quotas.

Chris Klint
Butte’s iconic ‘Tower House’ burns in massive fire

Butte’s iconic ‘Tower House’ burns in massive fire

The “Tower House” included the top of the former control tower at Anchorage International Airport from 1964 to 1972.

Chris Klint
Alaska sending help ahead of Hurricane Florence

Alaska sending help ahead of Hurricane Florence

As a massive hurricane approaches North and South Carolina this week, Alaskans are lining up aid efforts to help with its expected impact.

Chris Klint & Scott Gross
Salmon initiative opposition group fined over its name

Salmon initiative opposition group fined over its name

A group opposing Alaska’s Stand for Salmon initiative has been fined nearly $2,000, after regulators say its original name was misleading and appeared on campaign videos after it was changed.

Chris Klint
APD investigating early-morning outdoor death

APD investigating early-morning outdoor death

Anchorage police responded to a man’s outdoor death early Wednesday along Northern Lights Boulevard.

Chris Klint
Fairbanks woman found dead in Ester trailer fire

Fairbanks woman found dead in Ester trailer fire

Alaska State Troopers say a woman was found dead after a trailer fire last month near Fairbanks.

KTVA Web Staff
1 wounded in overnight C Street shooting

1 wounded in overnight C Street shooting

One person was shot and wounded overnight Tuesday near an intersection on C Street, Anchorage police said.

Chris Klint
Lawsuit over DOT's campaign sign enforcement gets first hearing

Lawsuit over DOT's campaign sign enforcement gets first hearing

A lawsuit filed against the state by a civil-rights group -- as well as backers of a challenger to Gov. Bill Walker -- got its first hearing Wednesday. 

Daniella Rivera
APD nabs manslaughter suspect in July Mountain View shooting

APD nabs manslaughter suspect in July Mountain View shooting

Anchorage police say a man who faces charges connected to a fatal Mountain View shooting nearly two months ago is now in custody.

Chris Klint
How to capture the northern lights this week

How to capture the northern lights this week

It is the end of the summer and that means the northern lights are showing across Alaska.

Cassie Schirm
Report: Rent in Kodiak highest in Alaska despite rate drop

Report: Rent in Kodiak highest in Alaska despite rate drop

An Alaska report indicates that Kodiak has the highest rent in the state this year despite its average rate of rent decreasing from the prior year. 

Associated Press
Forum offers insights into Alaska’s public safety issues

Forum offers insights into Alaska’s public safety issues

The four-hour public safety forum featured lawmakers, UAA Justice Center members and Gov. Bill Walker’s administration, plus presentations and input from local law enforcement officials and members of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission.

Steve Quinn
Missing girl's family thankful for community's support

Missing girl's family thankful for community's support

As the search for a missing Kotzebue girl enters its sixth day, her family is grateful to community members for their help in the search efforts.

Heather Hintze

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